Willmar and Granite City win on Wednesday
Willmar 6 @ Alexandria 3 – Jeremiah Konkel had three points to lead the WarHawks to a 6-3 win on Wednesday over Alexandria. Willmar got off to a fast start, jumping out to a 3-0 lead with goals from Ethan Mock, Marcus Marck, and Konkel. The Blizzard cut the lead down to 3-2 later in the period thanks to goals from Wyatt Johnson and Ryan Hadland. The WarHawks blew the game open in the 2nd period with three goals from Collin Kerchoff, Tyler Misialek, and Ben Luedtke. Justin Wasvick added the other goal for the Blizzard. Will Pinney made 37 saves in the win. Andrew Tuttle took the loss with 11 saves.
New Ulm 1 @ Granite City 7 – The Lumberjacks improved their record to 19-1 as they won their 15th straight game thanks to a 7-1 win over the Steel. The Lumberjacks jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the 1st period with goals from Zak Kennett, Kullan Daikawa, and Bjorn Jorgenson. The Steel scored their lone goal in the 2nd period as Jack Laser scored to make it 3-1. Later in the period, the Lumberjacks added two more goals including another from Daikawa and Nicholas Richert to make it 5-1. In the 3rd period, goals from Brett Reed and Wyatt Halvorson secured the 7-1 final. Matthew Smith made 6 saves in the win, while Nolan Lacosse made 37 saves in the loss.